Disable cloud -- keep push notifications

I’d like to turn off cloud but still receive event notifications while recording to local SD

I have the cameras with a mobile hotspot and am limited to GB data.

But if you turn off event recording it effectively turns off notifications.

It would be nice to be able to go to Events and see the motions detected on your camera without having to scroll through the entire day under View Playback looking for the green lines.

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Toggle switch to cloud active or off would be nice. Not only for those with limited data plans. Also those who still have issues.

Have a friend who is a retired electrical engineer that has spent a significant $$$$s on designing and building an exterior property monitoring system. Impressed with the low price and features of the Wyze v2. But turned off regarding the cloud event storage and 5 minute “cool down”.

I would love it if I could turn off cloud and simply get a notification that takes me to the live feed and manually record through the app or use the two way audio if needed. I have pets and the amount of event recordings I get is crazy but if I was to be notified when motion is detected and can see in the live feed if recording is required it would save me data and not tie up unnecessary space on the cloud, win win.

Hi all - I’m new to the WYZE family, but so far loving the devices!

I’m definitely in favor of keeping the recordings only locally, but still getting a notification sent to me, Call me paranoid, but no matter who owns the server, cloud services CAN be hacked and I prefer to have video of my house only reside IN my house. As it stands now, I can go back and look at history but won’t be alerted as something is happening.

Thanks for the consideration, I love that WYZE listens to the community! Try getting that with the larger companies!

This would be very useful for people with low upload speeds (like 1 mbps) but still want to see notifications. Installed some for my father and 1 camera tanks the internet when playing games.


This would be a nice feature to have!

The notification shouldn’t be dependent on the recording, but the other way around. If there is a notification you should have the option to record it or not. This feature is a must especially since the addition of the unwelcome “Send to Wyze for research” button that appears as the bottom of every event recording. When clicking that button there is no secondary “Are you sure?” prompt and since I don’t ever want to send my videos for research I would like this button removed in addition to the ability to get notifications that aren’t tied to recordings.

I’m here because I have Wyze v2 cameras in both of my childrens’ rooms to replace a typical video monitor. Sometimes, the kids may be in their room without all of their clothes on, so I don’t want the video in the cloud as a principle. I have an SD card in both cameras. Am I not able to keep the video ONLY on the card, and NOT AT ALL in the cloud?

Please let me know if this is possible. Thanks.

Yes, It is possible to record video only on the SD card and send nothing to the cloud, BUT contrary to the title of this thread - you will not have any push notifications.

You will have to decide if it’s worth it, but here’s one approach:

  1. Set up a separate WiFi router with a unique SSID for your privacy cams to connect to that is fed by hard wire Ethernet connection to your main WiFi router. Make sure the two LANS are on different subnets and all usual good networking practices.

  2. Set up cams to this privacy router and configure them for continuous SD card recording.

  3. Power on the cams with SD cards while both routers are on and everything is connected to internet - with lenses blocked for privacy

  4. Cams will authenticate with Wyze in a short time - test view with the Wyze app or TinyCam

  5. Disconnect the Ethernet cable feeding internet to the privacy router and unblock the lenses

  6. Cams should now continue private recording to SD card as long as they have un-interrupted power. (good idea to put them on a battery backup or UPS)

  7. The cams will now only be viewable by an “authenticated device” which is connected to that privacy cam LAN. The cams will not be connected to the internet and will not send clips or notifications to the Wyze cloud.

  8. Make sure the cams are never connected to the internet when uncovered

To create the “authenticated viewing device” :

A] fast easy way with a phone or cellular tablet

  1. open the Wyze app while connected to the internet using your cellular data

  2. Wyze app will authenticate the device and your account

  3. Turn off cellular data and connect to the privacy router using WiFi

  4. Using the Wyze app or tinyCam, the authenticated device should now connect directly to the cams across your privacy LAN

  5. You should now be able to view live feeds and SD card playback as long as all devices have continuous power. The instant anything loses power, it will need to connect to the internet to authenticate at boot time.

B] just as fast and easy with WiFi only device

  1. connect device to main WiFi router and open Wyze app to authenticate

  2. disconnect device from main WiFi LAN and connect it to the separate privacy WiFi LAN


NOTE - all this may take some fidgeting… :wink:


Lots more good reading on offline Wyze cam use:


General offline use discussion


Dashcam application


Awesome article on secure IoT

One of the good things about wyze is thecloud storage. If you don’t want it then go with eufy.

Just to add to this, if the cam loses power even for a split second you will have to go through the process again of plugging them into internet and letting them setup.

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Yeah, that’s the real killjoy in this scheme! :rage: